Thanks to all of you who emailed us photos of your co-workers, siblings and friends. Your suggestions were invaluable in finding this diverse group of Philadelphia's beautiful people.
- Jenice Armstrong
Our sizzlin' Sexy Singles
This Jersey girl is a social worker with a secret dream of having a life in the spotlight. Where you may have seen those legs before: cheering for the Eagles for four seasons.
Namaste, anyone? A yoga instructor at Dhyana Yoga, Connolly is living her dream of coaching students through their downward dogs. "My students would tell you I teach a kick-ass yoga class." Bump into this Boston University grad at Sidecar Bar & Grille or, of course, on the yoga mat.
This North Philly girl was known as Sexy Tina when she got her start on the Spanish radio station La Mega 1310 AM in Camden. That led to other gigs in Hispanic radio, including La Rumba 1480 as well as a stint as a spokesmodel for Direct TV en Espanol. These days, you can listen to her on the radio webcast www.queendivaradio.com.
This fun, flirtatious South Philly guy doesn't let his physical disability - a 1998 motorcycle crash left him paralyzed from the chest down - define him. "It hasn't changed me from being who I am or who I choose to be." Magee Rehab's recreational director Anna Martin told us, "You can always find him wooing the ladies at one of his favorite Center City hot spots - El Vez, Ladder 15, Public House, Continental, Parc, or G Lounge."
At 6 feet 4 inches of solid muscle, you can understand why the Seattle Seahawk defensive end is called "Brock the Beast." Although he plays on the West Coast, this Temple University grad still calls Philadelphia home. Besides watching him on "NFL Sunday," where can you catch a glimpse of this aspiring actor/sportscaster? Try his favorite franchise, the Wing Stop at Broad and Cecil B. Moore.
This TV reporter-turned-public-relations guru is the president of her own firm, Jenna Communications, specializing in public relations, special events, social media consulting and media training. She once was an extra on "Sex and the City" and if you're lucky, she might belly dance for you.
Age: That's her secret
A model for the Reinhard Modeling Agency and a loan officer for Sovereign Bank, Madison is funny, too. When we asked her how she contributes to her community, she quipped, "by paying PPA tickets."
Marc D. Leone
This cum laude grad from Villanova University's law school made our Sexy Single list because we appreciate a man who's on the come-up professionally but doesn't take himself too seriously. He enjoys hanging out in Avalon, N.J., going to happy hour at Parc and watching trashy reality TV. What's not to love?
You may have seen this Pennsylvania Ballet soloist onstage in choreographer Matthew Neenan's "As It's Going." Or you might have spotted him dancing in Natalie Portman's Oscar-snagging film "Black Swan." What makes our jaw drop is the way he moves. Just watching him walk across a room takes our breath away.
Age: He's not saying
This Q102 radio personality, a West Coast native, really is single, ladies. And he says he's looking for an East Coast gal to warm up his nights. She must be "super flexible," though, because of the long hours he logs at the station (weekdays 6 to midnight) and making public appearances. "It's tough to find someone who's willing to come out and hang with me in the studio."
His day job is as a member of the CW Philly Crew/CBS3, but he dreams of being a centerfielder for the Phillies . . . when he grows up. ("I'm still a kid inside.") His side hustle is writing for Highhopesblog.com, a local sports and news information blog.
The owner of Duafe Holistic Hair Care, she makes celebs Smokey Robinson, Jill Scott, Sonia Sanchez, and ?uestlove look stylin'. This single mom is on the board of Jill Scott's Blues Babe Foundation, too. Her new gig is Pure Style, a lifestyle business that declutters, does wardrobe assessment and provides interior design and staging. "It's bringing you to how you want the world to see you."
This brainy beauty is a doctoral candidate in biology with a subconcentration in biophysics at Temple University. Guys, forget about camping out on her couch to watch the game - she doesn't even own a TV.
This reigning Miss Pennsylvania (USA) 2011 has danced with the Sixers Dance Team, worked as a co-host and instructor for Comcast's On Demand's Dance Club Divas and currently writes for PhillyIn.com, a website for young Philadelphians. The independent public relations consultant gives back by volunteering with Students Run Philly Style.
He may look like a model, but he owns a transcription company specializing in medical reports. Ziegenfus says that if his love life were a reality TV show, it would be called: "Man vs. Wild." We like the sound of that.
You used to know him as a guest deejay on Power 99, but after touring with Music Soulchild, Aktive moved on to bigger things. Like what? Like spinning for Kanye West, Nas, Marsha Ambrosius and Melanie Fiona, among others. The best place to bump into him is the Piazza at Schmidts.
Age: A proud 50
This bighearted soul sister moved to Philly three years ago knowing hardly anyone, but has made loads of friends and decided to make our town her permanent home. Williams is the author of two books, Single Mamahood: Advice and Wisdom for the African-American Single Mother (Citadel Press, 1998) and Single Mama Dos and Don'ts (self-published, 2006).
You know her from the radio, 100.3 WRNB on Mondays through Saturdays, but she also dabbles in interior design. The mother of a college-bound daughter, she is looking for Mr. Right, but he'd better not be shy. "I think that they should not assume that you are already spoken for. They should have a little more courage and a little more confidence."
This financial adviser-turned Internet personality is also a model and aspiring actor who dreams of someday interviewing celebs on a Hollywood red carpet. We know about his bad-boy reputation (Philly Mag once called him "the most despised man in cyberspace") but he claims to have found religion and has put his hound-dogging ways behind him. People change. And we sort of believe him. Almost. Kinda.
There's a whole lot more cooking with this finalist from Bravo's award-winning "Top Chef" and "Top Chef All-Stars" than meets the eye. Although she's leaving her gig at 10 Arts inside the Ritz-Carlton next month, you can bet she'll doing something fabulous in the future. And she's looking for the right guy. No mama's boys need apply. "Because I'm a strong, independent woman, I want to feel like a man is a man."